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Siamese Basil

527 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3532
+1 760-753-3940
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (5 reviews)
“panang curry” (2 reviews)
“brown rice” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
527 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3532
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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

I ordered pad thai. The noodles were overcooked and mushy. The noodles been broken into small pieces. I asked for more peanuts, as there was just a dusting of ground peanuts on the noodles, and was given a caddy of various condiments, which included ground...More

Thank David B
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

This is my local foto place. It's very modest in atmosphere but very authentic family run business. I can't speak for all the other dishes but the yellow chicken curry spicy dark meat is served on the bone with the meat falling off, I love...More

Thank BenjaminChen88
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Found the flavors here weren't great, and my hot take-out was in a plasticky tub that made me worry about plastic leeching. Was a little disappointed.

Thank Roam T
Reviewed September 21, 2016

Siamese Basil has remained near the top of my Thai favorites list for decades. Service is efficient and comfortable, the food very good and prices reasonable. Pineapple fried rice, curries and Tom Yung Ka Gai wonderful. I recommend it for its small charm and comfort...More

Thank drbodysrfr
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Second time in two years I've had lunch here. Each time my friend and I are the only customers in the place and each time the service is slooooowww. This time I ordered something different - from the lunch special menu. It was chicken and...More

Thank FoggyMonday
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Pad Thai and Pad See ew were not sweet, but sour and tangy. Maybe it's a different style, but I just didn't like it. The Panang curry was good though. Chicken was typical cheap chicken.

Thank redningja
Reviewed May 18, 2016

The food was fresh and well-prepared and the servers were helpful and entertaining. The dishes didn't have the exquisite & subtle flavors I had hoped for, but we enjoyed them.

Thank John H
Reviewed March 7, 2016

We both had the pad Thai -- it was okay. It was fresh but had an odd flavor to the sauce. The service was good and the place is cute and clean. I would try again but get something else.

Thank Diana W
Reviewed January 27, 2016

We've been making this an annual stop for a meal since we started coming to the north-of-San Diego area several years ago. Siamese Basil is a no-frills, informal family-run restaurant with delicious, fresh and well-prepared food. Try the Thai Eggplant Special for a real treat.

Thank H T
Reviewed January 10, 2016

This is a regular staple in our diners out. The kids love the red curry and the "chicken on a stick"

Thank Efshany
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 527 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3532
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-753-3940
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